Charming is a Victorian Era Harry Potter roleplay set primarily in the village of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the non-canon village of Irvingly. Characters of all classes, both magical and muggle — and even non-human! — are welcome.

With a member driven story line, monthly games and events, and a friendly and drama-free community focused on quality over quantity, the only thing you can be sure of is fun!
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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    Maxine Wood
    In Character
    Full Name: Maxine Rose Wood
    Nicknames: Max
    Birthdate: August 1, 1871
    Current Age: 14
    Occupation: 4th Year Student & Kitchen Maid in the Etherium Household
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: The Etherium Household on East Founder's Way in Wellingtonshire
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Wand: Spruce, 8", Springy, Dragon Heartstring
    Blood Status: Half
    Social Class: Lower
    Max Wood, Father
    Rosa Wood, Mother
    Declan Wood, Brother, b.1869
    Cleo Wood, Sister, b.1874
    Dolly Wood, Sister, b.1877
    Joella Wood, Sister, b.1877
    Tabitha Wood, Sister, b.1879
    Appearance: Maxine is a rather tall and slender girl, standing at five foot even and possibly still has some inches to grow. She’s probably a bit too skinny for her own good but she doesn’t seem to notice nor care. It isn’t for lack of food any longer as the Etheriums make sure the Woods don’t starve. Maxine is just simply too active and has quite the metabolism. Her hair is a crazy mess of wavy curls in a light brown hue. It is quite the challenge to tame so is often just in a variety of braids before being twisted into a bun at the nape of her neck. If she could, she’d much rather leave it to flow freely but she’s clearly getting to an age where it should be kept pulled back. Her eyes are a pale blue and would match wonderfully with her porcelain hued skin but her face is covered in freckles. Her clothing is far from the height of fashion and surely denotes her status in the lower class. She’d much rather wear trousers and her brother’s shirts if she could get away with it as they’re far easier to maneuver in. She is predominately right handed but has learned to use her left if needed, mostly when pickpocketing.
    1871: Maxine is born, a rambunctious and boisterous child from the get go.
    1874: Cleo is born.
    1875: Their father loses his job so their mother must work more hours in an attempt to keep the family afloat.
    1877: Dolly and Joella are born. Toward the end of the year, after Maxine has turned six, Max decides that she’s old enough to entertain men and bring in more money for his alcohol addiction. After convincing her to go out in the streets and “find one to delight” in her, Maxine went to head out the door. Luckily, she did so just as Rosa and Declan were coming back from a job. Rosa obviously asks where she is going and when Maxine repeats what her father had said verbatim, it’s the last straw. Rosa packs her children up and promptly leaves Max, moving to Hogsmeade.
    1878: Declan starts teaching Maxine and Cleo the ways of a thief, both taking to it quite well with Cleo being perfect as “bait.” Max, she begins going be the nickname, is quite quick and sneaky that more often than not she’s long gone before anyone even realizes something is missing.
    1879: Tabitha is born. Max’s first signs of magic are finally shown when she’s at home watching the baby. In an attempt to soothe Tabitha, she sets some wooden animals into motion, making the baby giggle.
    1880: Declan leaves for Hogwarts. Max is not too fond of her brother leaving but easily steps into his shoes as the leader of the “pack.”
    1882: It is Max’s turn to go to Hogwarts. She is sorted into Gryffindor after much debate from the sorting hat.
    1883: In February, Rosa is murdered by the Hogsmeade Slasher. Max and Declan hear the news while they’re at breakfast. Max remembers the day vividly because she fought with Declan about leaving with him.
    1885: Cleo joins Max at Hogwarts though is sorted into Ravenclaw.
    1886: As Max’s fourth year begins to draw to a close, she begins to wonder whether or not she should continue with her education beyond her OWLs. She figures she still has another year to go before a decision must be made but still can’t help but wonder.
    Personality: Stubborn. Sneaky. Spitfire. Blunt. Confident. Bossy. Loyal. Family Orientated.
    Sample Roleplay Post:
    Out of Character
    Name: Hawke
    Age: 27
    Contact: Skype - hawke.raine
    Other Characters: Ugh.See CML
    How did you hear about us?:
    Amazing Té set!
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    — You should be titled in a few moments. Please post with your new character in the Character Master List thread.

    — If you have a playby you would like to claim, you can go here.

    — Don't forget to record your character's past position(s) in our history records.

    — Not sure where to start? You can introduce yourself in a new topic here and fill out the plottage preferences form so people know what you're interested in.

    We also have a buddy system. If you are new to Charming, you will be contacted by your assigned buddy within 48 hours. Once initial contact is made, you can decide whether you'd like to continue to participate in the buddy system or if you'd prefer to figure things out on your own.

    Buddy System Leaders:
    Beanie @Cassius Lestrange
    Rosa @Gertrude Baker

    — Our Networking Forum is here. You can also hop in on a thread in our Lonely thread list or start an open thread of your own.

    — Don't forget to check out our Stamp Station for some extra fun!

    — We also have a member submitted and staff run Daily Prophet that reports on in character happenings. Check it out so you can see how it might effect your future plots.

    Thanks for deciding to join us, we hope you have a blast! :D
    Barney uses a prosthetic leg and a cane to get around.

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